Huffington Post - 4 months
Last night's Al Smith dinner in NYC revealed the final piece of the puzzle about Donald Trump.
He has no sense of humor.
As a comedy writer by trade who has made his entire career out of making people laugh, like most other comedy writers I take the job very seriously.
There are all kinds of humor, both high and low and you pretty much get what you pay for. There is no accounting for personal taste and I think what we gravitate towards, comedically reflects the things that made us laugh right out the gate.
Growing up, my parent's comedy was mine too. I grew up adoring Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields, Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, The Three Stooges, Jerry Lewis, Bob and Ray, the parade of swaggering comics on Ed Sullivan like Alan King and Henny Youngman until I went my own way when youth co-opted comedy and suddenly comics were rock stars in arenas, from Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Garry Shandling to Dice Clay and man the first year of SNL-
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